Dose errors due to inhomogeneities in balloon catheter brachytherapy for breast cancer.

@article{Ye2004DoseED,
  title={Dose errors due to inhomogeneities in balloon catheter brachytherapy for breast cancer.},
  author={S. C. Ye and Ivan A. Brezovich and Sui Shen and Siyong Kim},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={672-7}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate dose errors in balloon catheter brachytherapy of breast cancer due to inhomogeneities, such as iodine-containing radiographic contrast medium in the balloon, the lack of scattering medium, and the low density of lung that are not considered by commercial treatment planning systems (TPS). METHODS AND MATERIALS By accounting for these… CONTINUE READING